August 2008 (Issue 294)

COVER STORY

MARYJANICE DAVIDSON
Shoe-a-holic vampire queen Betsy is back in a life-changing installment.

TEMPTING TRIOS
Readers benefit from publishers' bets on back-to-back books to boost sales and provide name recognition for their rising-star authors.

 

FEATURES

GREEN HOUSE EFFECT
Stephanie Laurens takes readers on a pictorial tour of her new eco-friendly Australian home.
FALL BOOKS PREVIEW
A historical from Dennis Lehane, Christmas tales from old faves and some surprising nonfiction choices to whet your appetite.
DESTINATION: CHINA
Marjorie M. Liu and S.J. Rozan recount their excursions to the Far East, where they witnessed reactions to the devastating earthquake.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Margaret Maron
Her latest Deborah Knott mystery looks at land development and marriage.
Kathryn Smith
An author takes her love for the supernatural from the past to the present with a new series.
Julia London
A document that sheds light on the life of the royals inspires a new historical romance.
Emily Bryant
Think you know all about pirates? This author debunks some myths.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Under the Covers
Paperback Roundup
Series Rap Sheet
Meet the Reviewer
Quips and Queries

PROS ON PROSE
AN AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust examines a historical fight scene and discusses the importance of opening your novel with a bang.
THE WRITING JOURNEY
In this new column, RT reviewer and aspiring novelist Jennifer Madsen traverses the winding journey of the road to publication.

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